1025 Old Farm Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360••••• Main, 805-497-2761Fax, 805-374-1167••••••••••••WASC-accredited

Conejo Valley Adult School
Conejo Valley Adult Education

1025 0ld Farm Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Main Office: 805 497-2761

Mike Sanders, Principal
Sam Kane, Counselor
Accredited by
Western Association of
Schools & Colleges (WASC)
Accredited by WASC





Mission & Messages
.Mission Statement
Conejo Valley Adult Education is dedicated to providing adults with opportunities to improve and enrich their lives, including skills to transition successfully to the work force, college, or vocational programs, and to attain personal goals.
.Princpal's Message

Mike Sanders,

August 2014

Dear Adult School Participants,
Conejo Valley Adult Education is pleased to present a wide variety of educational offerings. Adult Education offers a unique opportunity for each one of you to reach your potential.We strive to offer classes that may lead to advancement or new jobs, as well as classes that will enrich your life.

We are proud of our Computer Training Center and Medical programs that have helped many students find a new career opportunity. Many adults find great pleasure in giving the gift of reading by volunteering in our Literacy Program. Our English as a Second Language program is designed to provide English skills and build a sense of community, and adults can study to earn their High School Diploma or High School Equivalency. Students transitioning to community college or vocational programs can take advantage of our Bridge Program in Pre-Algebra and in College Prep Reading and Writing. Senior citizens may explore invigorating classes in our Senior Adult Enrichment Program. The Parent Education program offers parent and child classes in a wonderful setting at the Horizon Hills campus. Finally, we offer many varied classes from cooking to accounting (there is no accounting for taste) in our Community Enrichment Program. Conejo Valley Adult School is here to make your potential a reality. Have a great year.

Mike Sanders, Principal

.Accredited by WASC
Conejo Valley Adult School (CVAS), also known as Conejo Valley Adult Education (CVAE), was established in 1974, and is an integral part of Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD). CVAS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). WASC is the accrediting body for schools and colleges in the Western United States and territories. CVAS has been continuously accredited since 1980. Here is our 2012 WASC Self-Study Report, submitted as part of the process to apply for accreditation renewal. The Self-Study Report culminates in a specific Action Plan; here are the Action Plan Goals. The school has earned a 6-year term, the maximum that the Accrediting Commission awards. Here is the WASC web page displaying our accreditation status.
WASC Self-Study
.Schoolwide Learner Outcomes (SLOs)

Our students will become...

Lifelong Learners who:
• Develop goals or skills responsive to their changing world, workplace and/or personal situation
• Access and utilize information effectively
• Pursue training and courses of study that relate to their goals
• Remain current with lifestyle trends, economic developments  and technological enhancements

Productive individuals who:
• Use available resources effectively to achieve their goals
• Assume social responsibility by contributing time, knowledge and talents to help and serve others
• Work independently to complete tasks or collaboratively to reach common objectives.
• Engage in lifelong physical activity and mental challenges to promote independence and to enhance quality of life

Critical and Creative Thinkers who:

• Identify problems and apply problem solving strategies to a variety of situations
• Locate, organize and apply information
• Monitor and evaluate progress; adjust plans and goals accordingly
• Create and validate intellectual, practical, aesthetic and inventive works
Effective Communicators who:

• Use appropriate spoken and written language to communicate ideas in both formal and informal situations
• Read for information and understanding
• Listen objectively and respond appropriately to others
• Utilize technology and a variety of media to convey and access ideas and information

.Our Commitment to You

The commitment of the Conejo Valley Adult School is that at the completion of a class or program, every student will have:

• Met his/her expectations for the class or program
• Achieved a personal goal
• Gained a skill or life experience

.Student Forum—Please join us
As part of ongoing WASC accreditation self-study, Conejo Valley Adult School conducts periodic Student Forums to discuss the school's programs. What are our strengths? Where do we need to improve? All students and former students are invited to participate in these Student Forums. Please contact us at 805-497-2761 to inquire about the next Forums.
Student & faculty forums allow us to better offerings and service at your Conejo Valley Adult School. Above, representatives from the Dec. 4, 2013 forum, with commendations & good suggestions, from left: Art Olivares, Community & Technology Center; Itzel Rodriguez, Academics; Linda Valentine, Community Enrichment Dept.; Mary Jackson, Medical Training Dept.; Mike Waters, Principal; Loredana Carson, Community Liaison. The previous day, participating were: Graciela Spence, ESL; Christa Clippinger, Parent Education; Rom Maldonado, Community Enrichment Dept.; Karina Kanul, Medical Dept.; Patrick Sturm, Academics.
Thank you to our Oct. 30, 2012 Student Forum participants for your valuable feedback and input: From left, Mike Waters (principal), Bita Bankian, Victoria Peabody, Eric Aden, Nancy Chretien, ivette Font, Sherri Schoenberger, and Christina Boysen.
Thank you to our Nov. 1, 2012 Student Forum participants for your valuable feedback and input.
.Faculty Senate
The Faculty Senate, which meets at least twice annually, make strategies to improve an already outstanding school. From left, Kathy Stelmar, Parent Education Dept.; Mike Waters, Principal; Ruth Bennington, Community Enrichment; Elisa Degli-Angeli-Henke; Dana Thompson, Computer Training Center; Sam Kane, Counselor & Administrative Coordinator. Not pictured: Kandy Ono, Learning Center; and Leslie Alexander, Medical Dept.
.Community Advisory Board
Pictured, Susan Trumble, of Sage Publications, makes her point at our Community Advisory Board meeting, initiated in 2013 and which will meet annually to discuss articulation between Conejo Valley Adult School and organizations throughout the community. Other Advisory Board members are: Barbara Minkoff, Literacy Center; Janet Stuhur, Pat Parley-Cook and Reed Walsh, Dept. of Rehabilitation; Jane Harmon, Moorpark College; Judi Gindi, Westminster Free Clinic; Lori McFarland, Arroyo Oaks Medical; Theresa Salazar Vital, Workforce Investment Board; Adam Haverstock, Jeff Gorell's office; Cheri Orgel, Julia Brownley's office; Jacqui Irwin, City of Thousand Oaks and Rotary Club; Diane McKay, Ventura Community College District Trustee; Lindy Dean, Employment Development Dept, Thousand Oaks; Christine Downey, Cumulus Media; Wendy Brenner, Boys and Girls Club; Pat Croner, Chamber of commerce; Jeff Davis, Marina Mihalevsky and Linda Bekeny, District Office, CVUSD. Conejo Valley Adult School attendees: Christina Alwood, ernie Calle, Loredana Carson (chairperson), Bette Empol, Irene Freeman, Eilene Green, Devin Holzer, Daren Iezza, Bonnie Kane, Sam Kane, Nancy Leahy, Mike Waters, Cindy Wagner.
.Section 504 Compliance
The Conejo Valley Unified School District complies with the rules and regulations implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Questions or complaints regarding the existence and location of services, activities, and facilities should be addressed to:

Janet Cosaro
Associate Director, Pupil Services
Section 504 Coordinator CVUSD
1400 East Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 • (805) 497-9511
.Workforce Development
Vocational training for Conejo Valley Adult School is funded by the Workforce Investment Board (WIB) of Ventura County. Participants must meet eligibility criteria. For more information, call (805) 497-2761 ext. 1024. WIB provides programs for low-income youth and adults ages 18 and older of any income that may help pay for job training and provide other benefits as well.
.Notice of Non-Discrimination

All programs conducted by the Conejo Valley Adult School are made available to all qualified persons without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color, or mental or physical disability.

The Conejo Valley Adult School prohibits sexual harassment as a form of sexual discrimination.

Offered in agreement with the Public Social Services Agency of Ventura County: courses include basic remediation in reading, writing, math, vocabulary and reading comprehension. Other programs: high school diploma, G.E.D., English as a second language, and vocational training. Call Wendy Summerfield (805) 497-2761 ext. 1024.
Certain courses approved for the training of veterans and other eligible persons.
.Smoke-Free Campus
Students: Please help us build our public image with our community and neighbors. Refrain from smoking on campus. It is against State law. Refrain from smoking at our front gates. Our neighbors are upset and complaining. Refrain from smoking on the northern side of the park. We have high school students on that side of campus. If you must smoke, please use the south side of the park. Again, use the south side of the park, past the last Century Academy parking sign if you must smoke. Thanks, Mike Waters, Principal
.External Links
.Conejo Valley Unified School District;
California Adult Schools
California Dept. of Education directory
Western Assn. of Schools & Colleges;
.Terms of Use—External Link Disclaimer Statement

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The inclusion of links from this site or resulting from use of the Google Custom Search does not imply endorsement by Conejo Valley Adult School aka Conejo Valley Adult Education, Conejo Valley Unified School District, the webmaster, administrator, counselor, instructor/teacher, secretary, or any other District employee. Conejo Valley Adult School make no endorsement, express or implied, of any to or from its website, nor is it responsbile for the content or activities of any linked sites.

.Privacy Policy
Welcome to Conejo Valley Adult School (the "Site"), also known as Conejo Valley Adult Education.

We understand that privacy online is important to users of our Site, especially when conducting business. This statement governs our privacy policies with respect to those users of the Site ("Visitors") who visit without transacting business and Visitors who register to transact business on the Site and make use of the various services offered by Conejo Valley Adult School (collectively, "Services") ("Authorized Customers"). Here is our
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.Williams Act Compliance, Complaint Rights


Pursuant to Education Code 35186, you are hereby notified that:

1. There should be sufficient textbooks and instructional materials. For there to be sufficient textbooks and instructional materials, each pupil, including English learners, must have a textbook or instructional material, or both, to use in class and to take home.

2. School facilities must be clean, safe, and maintained in good repair.

3.  There should be no teacher vacancies or misassignments. There should be a teacher assigned to each class and not a series of substitutes or other temporary teachers. The teacher should have the proper credential to teach the class, including the certification required to teach English learners, if present.

Teacher vacancy means a position to which a single designated certificated employee has not been assigned at the beginning of the year for an entire year or, if the position is for a one-semester course, a position to which a single designated certificated employee has not been assigned at the beginning of a semester for an entire semester.

Misassignment means the placement of a certificated employee in a teaching or services position for which the employee does not hold a legally recognized certificate or credential or the placement of a certificated employee in a teaching or services position that the employee is not otherwise authorized by statute to hold.

4.  A complaint form can be obtained at the school office or district office, or downloaded from the school or district web site. You may also download a copy of the California Department of Education complaint form from the following web site:

.Notification of Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP)
For students, employees, parents or guardians of its students, school and district advisory committees, appropriate private school officials or representatives, and other interested parties
Uniform Complaint Procedures (2012/2013 school year) PDF

The Conejo Valley Unified School District has the primary responsibility to insure compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations and has established procedures to address allegations of unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying, and complaints alleging violation of state or federal laws governing educational programs.

The Conejo Valley Unified School District shall investigate and seek to resolve complaints using policies and procedures known as the Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) adopted by our local board. Unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying complaints may be based on actual or perceived age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, gender expression, gender identity, gender, mental or physical disability, nationality, national origin, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or on a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, in any program or activity that receives or benefits from state financial assistance

The UCP. shall also be used when addressing complaints alleging failure to comply with state and/or federal laws in:

Comprehensive Safety Plan
Complaints Concerning District Employees Complaints Concerning Instructional Materials Fees and Charges
Claims and Actions Against the District
Free and Reduced Price Meals
Nutrition Program Compliance
Child Abuse Prevention and Reporting
Child Care and Development
Individualized Education Program
Title I Programs
Education for English Language Learners Migrant Education Program
Career Technical Education
Work-Based Learning
Regional Occupational Center/Program
Adult Education

Complaints must be filed in writing with the following compliance officer: Mr. Robert Iezza Assistant Superintendent, Instructional Services Conejo Valley Unified School District 1400 E. Janss Road Thousand Oaks, California 91362.

Complaints alleging discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, must be filed within six (6) months from the date the alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, occurred or the date the complainant first obtained knowledge of the facts of the alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, unless the time for filing is extended by the superintendent or his or her designee.

Complaints will be investigated and a written Decision or report will be sent to the complainant within sixty (60) days from the receipt of the complaint. This sixty (60) day time period may be extended by written agreement of the complainant. The LEA person responsible for investigating the complaint shall conduct and complete the investigation in accordance with sections 4680-4687 and in accordance with local procedures adopted under section 4621.

The complainant has a right to appeal the LEA’s Decision to the California Department of Education (CDE) by filing a written appeal within 15 days of receiving the LEA’s Decision. The appeal must include a copy of the complaint filed with the LEA and a copy of the LEA’s Decision.

Civil law remedies may be available under state or federal discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying laws, if applicable. In appropriate cases, an appeal may be filed pursuant to Education Code Section 262.3. A complainant may pursue available civil law remedies outside of the LEA’s complaint procedures. Complainants may seek assistance from mediation centers or public/private interest attorneys. Civil law remedies that may be imposed by a court include, but are not limited to, injunctions and restraining orders.

Conejo Valley Unified School District’s Uniform Complaint Procedures Board Policy 1312.3 and Administrative Regulation 1312.3 are available free of charge on the District website at .

.Regarding Sexual Harassment/Violence

April 2011

In a recent Dear Colleague Letter, the Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") supplemented its 2001 guidance on school districts' compliance with Title IX's prohibition against sexual harassment and sexual violence. (Dear Colleague Letter (OCR 2011) 111 LRP 23852.) OCR enforces Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of federal financial assistance. Sexual harassment of students, including sexual violence, by other students, employees, or third parties, is a form of prohibited sex discrimination under Title IX.

Students are protected in connection with all educational programs and activities, regardless of where or when they take place. In addition, school districts may have an obligation to respond to student-on-student sexual harassment that initially occurs off campus, if the complainant continues to experience a hostile environment on campus. In evaluating complaints, school districts are required to use a preponderance of the evidence standard; in other words, whether it is more likely than not that sexual harassment or violence occurred. Even if no complaint is filed, school districts are required to respond to allegations of sexual harassment if they know, or reasonably should know, about possible harassment.

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.California Adult Education Strategic Plan
Conejo Valley Adult School strives to implement major elements of the California Adult Education Strategic Plan:

"... California has the opportunity to renew an educational system that provides adults with the academic and career skills needed to support themselves and their families and make meaningful contributions to the state’s economic future by:

• Addressing the needs of undereducated residents who are beyond the reach of the kindergarten through grade twelve (K–12) system but are not ready for community college, other forms of higher education, or the workforce.

• Providing relevant academic programs to reengage students who drop out of the K–12 system.

• Linking education with support services to enhance student outcomes....

The mission of the Adult Education system aligns with the educational, economic, and social needs of California as it moves further into the 21st century. Increasing the skill levels of the workforce supports the attraction of new business and the retention and growth of existing business. Skilled workers employed in well-paying jobs, in turn, generate tax revenues and enable reductions in social expenditures. Economic imperatives and the needs of millions of Californians for basic educational services require Adult Education to focus its mission as follows:

The mission of the California Department of Education Adult Education system is to advance California’s economic, workforce development and societal goals by preparing adult learners for college, career, and civic responsibility.

Preparation for college is the development of the literacy and mathematics skills necessary to transition to non-remedial coursework in a variety of postsecondary settings, including moderate-term and long-term on-the-job training, industry certification programs, apprenticeship, the military, two- and four-year college and university programs, and high-level technical schools.

Preparation for civic responsibility is the development of literacy skills that enable students to understand their responsibilities and benefit from the rights of civic life...."

Conejo Valley USD
1400 East Janss Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
805 497-9511
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Board of Education

Peggy Buckles
Betsy Connolly
Mike Dunn
Pat Phelps
Dr. Tim Stephens

Dr. Jeff Baarstad

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